Former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins is one of the most decorated Nigerian strikers to date. The former Inter Milan striker scored eighteen goals in forty-two caps for Nigeria.
Aside from the goals, the 36-year-old striker is one of the most traveled Nigerian players. He has played in Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, the USA, and China.
However, the former Levante striker is not the only player in his family to play the game as his late brother Oladipupo Martins also played football professionally.
Oladipupo waas born on 12 April 1983 in Lagos State. Unfortunately, he left the sinful world aged 28 due to a suspected heart attack. He - was forced to retire from football in 2009 because of a heart attack which eventually took his life.
Oladipupo started his football career for First Bank in 2000 before moving to Reggiana the following year. At Reggiana, he started with the Reserve team before graduating to the first team.
After making twelve appearances for the Maroons, he caught the attention of Inter Milan in 2001.
Unlike his younger brother, Oladipupo - was unable to impress at Inter Milan, and he returned to Nigeria. He, however, got a contract with Partizan Belgrade immediately and spent three years in Serbia.
Oladipupo failed to impress in Serbia and - was loaned - to Teleoptik and WAC St. Andra. After his contract with Partizan expires, he returned home and played for NEPA Lagos, Innsbrucker, and the University of Ado Ekiti.
Unfortunately, he did not win any trophy or individual accolade till he hung his boot.
By - Adewale Adeyemi
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